Promising Asian
Restaurant: Oishii Wok
Reviewer: Aalok Wadhwa | 10th September 2019 | Reviewer Rating (Out of 5) 3.88

Please note: This review was done on an invitation from the restaurant to taste their food, and no bill was presented to the author. While the author assures you of objectivity, the review may be influenced by the extra attention the delivered food got from the chef.

The word Oishii means tasty in the Japanese language, and this word by and large also can describe many of the dishes they serve. This delivery and take away only outlet has recently opened next to Supermart 2. When they approach me to taste their food I readily agree since Asian food I am willing to have any time.

The food is delivered right on time and the packaging is smart and attractive.  Not only is the food reasonably hot when it arrives, I do not have to struggle to open any of the packs.

The first dish I taste is the Thai Prawn Tom Yum Soup (Rs. 295). It is tasty and balanced, mercifully without an oil slick on top. Coming to Chinese starters, P.F. Chang style Dynamite Shrimp (Rs. 385) is moreishly delicious. 


Calamari Salt and Pepper (Rs. 385) with spring onion and green chili is great too. Both these dishes retain their crispness despite being packed and delivered at home. Chicken N Chili Oil Dimsum (Rs. 295) with Vinegar, Chili Oil & Brown Garlic is a piquant treat. 


However, Prawn Hargow (Rs. 295) does not travel well and is ready to disintegrate by the time it is delivered. Same for Korean Chili Wings (Rs. 325) which are soft and limp on arrival.


In the mains, Thai Chicken Green Curry (Rs. 435) is well made too, with the curry having the right flavours and consistency. Prawn Nasi Goreng (Rs. 375) has the depth of flavours and is quite delicious too.


Mapo Tofu (Rs. 335), the iconic Chinese dish from Sichuan province that is made here is not really mapo tofu. The customary spicy sauce, which is a thin, oily, and bright red suspension made from fermented beans and chili paste is missing and so is the minced meat/mock meat. Instead what we have is tofu, sautéed with asparagus and bell peppers in chili oyster sauce. Though not the dish the name promises, it is nevertheless a decent dish. Douchi Black Bean Chicken (Rs. 385) which is sliced chicken with shitake mushrooms, bok choy and bamboo shoots in black bean sauce is a bit of a disappointment, with the black bean sauce is flat and flavourless.


1990’s Chili Chicken (Rs. 375), which is an attempt to recreate the classic Indo-Chinese chili chicken gravy does not succeed either, since the zing is missing. Pan Fried Noodles Prawn (Rs. 355) with white garlic sauce is a delicious dish with a toothsome sauce.


The two Japanese dishes that I try are both disappointing. Honolulu Salmon Poke Box (Rs. 495) with fresh salmon cubes, avocado, carrot, spicy mayo, truffle oil, topped with sesame seeds & crispy tanuki (tempura) flakes and Tuna Tataki (Rs. 325) Tuna, Avocado & Unagi Sauce are both somewhat inedible due to the unripe and bitter avocado, as well as a not-so-pleasant texture of the rice.


I would recommend Oishii Wok as a promising delivery option for Asian food. The dishes that they get right are all delicious, and I am sure since these are early days that the dishes that need some work will get there too. I wish them the best of luck.

Ratings (Out of 5)

Food: 3.5 | Packaging: 4.5 | Delivery: 4.0 | Value: 4.0 | Overall: 4.0

Meal for two: Rs 1000 | Alcohol: No | Credit Card: Yes | Wheel chair friendly: NA

Address: Behind Super Mart 2, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon. Tel: +91 7399799799

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Restaurant Information
Oishii Wok Oishii Wok
Behind Super Mart 2, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon
Telephone: +91 7399799799 view on a map
Opening Hours: 12noon – 11pm
Cuisine: Pan-Asian
Average Price: Rs. 1000 - 1500